With perfectly flat roads for cyclists and loads of buses, you can get anywhere you want to go in a jiffy.
If you’re driving into Hull, there are plenty of places you can park the car. The council run a number of car parks around the city and there are several privately-run places to park too, including in the Princes Quay, Prospect Centre and St Stephen’s shopping centres. There is on-street parking available around the city, although these spaces often require a parking permit. Check the Hull City Council website to make sure you’re parking in the right spot.
Trains and buses
As well as the regular trains that connect Hull to the rest of the UK, several local rail services link Hull with the wider East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire regions. If you fancy a day trip, Northern Rail operate services out to Cleethorpes, Scarborough, Beverley and Bridlington. The Park & Ride also offers a convenient way to get into the city and runs up to every 10 minutes; see the Stagecoach website for the stops and where to park. EYMS also run regular bus routes throughout the city, taking you anywhere you might want to go in Hull city centre from East Yorkshire’s towns and villages and offering great trips out to Scarborough, Bridlington and York.
There are cycle routes across Hull and East Yorkshire, so whether you’re planning a leisurely trip with the kids or looking for something a little bit more challenging then you’re well catered for here. Hull City Council have lots of information about cycling around the city, including cycle maps you can download. See the Sustrans website for more information about safe and sustainable travel on two wheels, and check out their map tool to plan your route. Paragon Interchange Station is also home to the Hull Cycle Hub, with space to store bikes securely, workshop facilities for repairs and bikes to hire. Beverley (to the north of the city) is a firm favourite amongst road cyclists too; as well as being the starting point for the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire, Beverley is also where the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route begins.
A number of different licensed taxi firms operate in Hull. See the City Council’s website for the most up to date list of firms and their numbers to book ahead. There are several taxi ranks throughout the city too, which are listed on the council’s website.